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Appointment of Chair and Vice-Chair

The Committee will appoint a Chair and Vice-Chair for this particular meeting.


The Committee agreed that Councillor Jordan was appointed as Chair for this particular meeting and Councillor Rennie was appointed as Vice Chair for this particular meeting.


Declarations of Interest

Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this agenda.


There were no declarations of interests made by Councillors, in accordance with the code of conduct.


Chair's Urgent Business

To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.


There were no items of Chair’s urgent business.


Grant of Premises Licence - St Anne's House, Jennycliff Lane, Plymouth PL9 9SN pdf icon PDF 2 MB

The Director for Public Health will submit a report on the grant of a Premise Licence for St Anne’s House, Jennycliff Lane, Plymouth PL9 9SN.

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The Committee having –



considered the content of the report from the Director of Public Health and heard from one of the applicants, Mr Stoneman and the General Manager, Mrs Holgate;




taken the following verbal and written submissions from the applicants into account -





that the application would allow them to operate as a licensed wedding venue, holiday venue and coffee shop without having to apply for a TENS each time; it would also allow them to control the sale of alcohol on their premises as at present, guests brought their own alcohol with them;







their operation as an AirBnB was mainly for families;






the business model is to operate mainly as a wedding and holiday venue; under their planning conditions, they were allowed up to 28 weddings a year; they do not intend to operate as a public house, however they would like to open to the general public/walk in trade but that would only be at a time when there were no other guests on the premises and there were no weddings taking place; Mr Stoneman confirmed that they were ‘pretty much’ booked up as a holiday venue; he said that currently they get many people walking in from Jennycliff to come in for a cup of tea and a scone;






they had had 11 TENS over the last 12 months and had received very few noise complaints and there had been no issues with crime and disorder;






they have a procedure in place to deal with complaints but they have not had any noise complaints for St Anne’s House from the Council’s Public Protection Service and there have been no noise complaints from any neighbours; when asked about the reference to the noise from an event in support of St Luke’s Hospice which was mentioned in one representation, Mr Stoneman confirmed that he recalled that this was in 2019; he said that the noise was from a stereo being used by workmen who were erecting equipment at the time and once they were aware of the problem, the music was immediately turned off; Mr Stoneman said that he lives on site and that all complaints come to him; the General Manager, Mrs Holgate had only been appointed in the last month; Mr Stoneman said the general noise referred to in the representations was from Jennycliff car park which was unsupervised and also from the football pitch;






with regards to representations about potential problems from off sales, Mr Stoneman said there was an off licence about 200 yards away down the road from his premises and he suspected that this would be the place from which people would tend to purchase take away alcohol; in addition, the premises was a gated property and most of the alcohol is to be sold to guests staying at the house; the written response to the notice of hearing submitted by the applicants stated that they disagreed that patrons would purchase alcohol to consume at Jennycliff because their prices would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 14.